ERIC Number: ED362709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics for the 90's. Toward a New Perspective. 353 Project.
Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.
This publication for adult basic education (ABE)/General Educational Development program (GED) instructors contains some ideas for altering attitudes about mathematics. It provides ideas for broadening ABE/GED mathematics curricula and finding more effective ways of bridging mathematics in the GED classroom with mathematics in postsecondary training/education or the workplace. Section 1 presents a philosophy, describes what mathematics education is, and discusses changing mathematics education. Section 2 begins with a Student Bill of Rights. A paper on "A Current and (Still) Developing Mathematics Curriculum" developed at Mt. Hood Community College follows. It includes the diagnostic tests--Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) and Scott-Foresman Test I Part A and Test II Part B--used to assign students to mathematics groups and Scott-Foresman correlation charts, CASAS pre/posttests and correlations charts, and GED practice tests used to monitor student progress. Lists of 11 sources/resources and of topics covered on the new KET Math Basics videotape series are provided. Section 2 concludes with a brief comment on delivery ideas regarding both students and instructors. Section 3 is a sampling of definitions, processes, worksheets, and games. Areas covered include identifying and reducing math anxiety; a mathematics-English dictionary (translations); working with word problems (continuing and applying the translations); estimation; confronting the calculator; attacking algebra; and fun and games. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Algebra, Attitude Change, Calculators, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Diagnostic Teaching, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Games, High School Equivalency Programs, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Teaching Methods, Word Problems (Mathematics)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.